Coutinho trains and hopes to play in the Copa del Rey final

23.05.2019 04:00 de Stefano Bentivogli   Vedi letture
Fuente: Marca
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Coutinho trains and hopes to play in the Copa del Rey final

Barcelona have welcomed Philippe Coutinho back to training with the group on Wednesday ahead of their Copa del Rey final showdown with Valencia on Saturday.

The Brazilian trained with his teammates in the morning session and is hopeful of featuring at the Estadio Benito Villamarin after spending some time on the sidelines.

Ousmane Dembele is practically ruled out of the game as he missed training again, though the club knew he was unlikely to be fit to play and although there are still three days left before the match, his chances of recovering are minimal.

Coutinho's presence came as a boost for Ernesto Valverde, as his frontline is further depleted with Luis Suarez's absence.

Jean-Clair Todibo also missed the session, while a number of youth players took part, including Moussa Wague, Inaki Pena, Oriol Busquets, Riqui Puig, Carles Perez and Abel Ruiz.